With two crushing defeats and the appearance of 5 – 0 Ashes loss on the horizon, the England cricket team is facing some of the harshest criticisms from all corners of the cricketing fraternity. The likes of Geoffrey Boycott, Alastair Cook, Steve Harmison have lamented the decision that has made no-sense. England Captain Joe root has been able to perform with the bat so far but his decision-making has been heavily questioned.
Former Australian Brad Haddin has backed Ben Stokes to take the charge of England cricket team after the Ashes. This is the second tour of Australia under Root’s leadership. The side suffered a 4 – 0 hammering on their last outing and this Ashes has been nothing but one-sided so far.
Cricket Pundits agreed that England’s decision-making has been nothing less than abysmal with the side choosing to bat first on green top wicket without the duo of fit Broad. Then the second test witnessed no spinner and an all-out pace attack instead where the wicket was expected to provide spin and it did.
Ben Stokes should take over Test Captaincy From Joe Root : Brad Haddin
Ricky Pointing said that he almost fell off his seat when Root, during the press conference hinted that the bowlers were not bowling according to his plan despite his insistance. According to Haddin, England’s bowling was on spot during the fourth morning of the 2nd Test and apparently, Joe Root was out during that moment and Ben Stokes was in charge.
Contradictions have arrived recently from the England camp with the head coach commenting that the playing eleven was correct while the Bowling coach saying that the think tank may have gone with a spinner as well considering the history of the spin-assistance Adelaide surface.
After the first test match in Chennai, where England thumped India by an innings and 227 runs, the side has performed poorly. England has suffered nearly 4 collapses in test cricket. England will be looking for some miracle as no team in the history of the 134-year-old Ashes series has come back from 2 – 0 behind. The Boxing day test will start from 26th Dec with nearly 70k Capacity.